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Every Day

Craft Demonstrations

Ten months of the year, seven days a week, in two of our galleries, the craftsmen of our guild volunteer their time to demonstrate and educate the public on the processes of their craft. Meet and interact with the members of the Craft Guild. Maybe take home a handcrafted masterpiece that you witnessed being made right before your eyes! 

Oct 17-20

Exhibiting over 180 artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 72 years of craft heritage.

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Dec 7 & 14

Holiday Makers SALE

Over 30 Guild members will fill the auditorium of the Folk Art Center for our annual Holiday Makers Sales on December 7th & 14th, from 10am-4pm.

Choose from a variety of gift items including ceramic tableware, fine jewelry, hand-woven and dyed wearables, bound journals and etched cards, blown vases and ornaments, turned wooden bowls and more.

Glass

April 4th

Glass & Metal Day

These master craftspeople will be blacksmithing, glass blowing, piercing and soldering metals, knife making, bezeling, repoussé, copper etching, assembling stained glass, forging and many other artistic processes.

Clay Fest

June 6th

Clay Day

Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults. 
Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests will demonstrate throwing on the potter's wheel,
hand building, surface design on clay, among other techniques.

Cara Mae linen fiber

May 9-10

Fiber Weekend

More than two dozen Guild members and friends will be demonstrating a variety of techniques from 10am-4pm. This free event for the community invites visitors to get a close-up look at how fiber products are made and the stories of these makers.

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Dates TBA

Summer Craft Fair

Exhibiting over 180 artisans in a two-story arena in downtown Asheville, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands celebrates 72 years of craft heritage.

wood turning demo

August 1st 

Wood Day

Meet the members of our guild, who have mastered the craft of woodworking using traditional and contemporary tools.

Heritage Weekend

September 18-19

Heritage Weekend

Celebrating Appalachian heritage and culture on the lawns of the Folk Art Center. Join us for music, dancing, traditional practices, and fine Appalachian craft.

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